Famed Cellist George Neikrug To Speak At Baylor Nov. 7

Nov. 6, 2001

by Richard Veit

George Neikrug, recipient of the American String Teachers Association's Artist Teacher Award in 1995, will present two master classes at Baylor University from 2 to 5 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 7-8, as part of the School of Music's Lyceum series. On Wednesday, the class will be held in Meadows Recital Hall in the McCrary Music Building and at Miller Chapel on Thursday. Neikrug will give instruction for all stringed instruments.

Born in New York City, Neikrug was a pupil of the legendary cellist Emanuel Feuermann. He has had an active concert career as principal cellist of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, as well as with the studio orchestras of Paramount Pictures and Columbia Pictures. He has performed in major cities throughout Europe and the United States.

He has held teaching positions at the Detmold Hochschule and the Frankfurt Hochschule in Germany, Oberlin College and The University of Texas. He is presently an emeritus professor at Boston University.

The two master classes are free and open to the public. For more information, call the School of Music at 710-3991.

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